Obituaries

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Oliver ‘Ollie’ Boyd

Oliver “Ollie” Boyd, 85, a native of Jena and resident of Jackson, Louisiana, passed from this life on Friday, May 20, 2016. Ollie was the retired owner of Southern Inspection Services and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Services where held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 23, at the Second Baptist Church in Jackson with Rev. Clark Fooshe, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. He was preceded in death by step-sons, Raymond Tyler and Michael Tyler; parents, Lillie and Jeff Boyd; brothers, Chan Boyd, Tommy Boyd, Ed Boyd, Bruce Boyd, Earcel Boyd, Billy Boyd, Lloyd Boyd, and Rollo Boyd; and sisters, Lillie Mae Hinson, Nell Cowart, Sarah Neal, Jereane Arntson, and two infant sisters. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patricia Boyd of Jackson; one daughter, Connie Deeds and husband Sammy; and two sons, Jeffery Boyd and Neal Boyd and wife Becca.
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May

Verden H. Brewer

Verden Howard Brewer, 93, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at his residence in Jena. He was born Sunday, May 6, 1923 in Bay, Arkansas, to the union of his parents, Mathus Floyd and Stella Mabel Ingram Brewer. Mr. Brewer was a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for 37 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II, in the South Pacific, and was awarded the Purple Heart. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena with Bishop Kevin Greene, and the Revs. Dan McClure and Jeff Sandifer officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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23
May

Shane Ray Foy

Shane Ray Foy, 37, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. Shane was a graduate of LaSalle High School, Class of 1997. He enjoyed many things such as bowling and fishing, but oh how he loved football! Go Saints! Geaux LSU! There was also baseball, let’s not forget the Cubs. However, the ball he enjoyed most was when he was helping coach his children and others to play ball. Shane was quite the comedian. There was never a dull moment when he was with you. He was a loyal friend who loved with all his heart. He did many things and loved many people, but there was nothing in this world he cared about or loved more than his family. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at Olla Pentecostal Church with Pastor Steve Cripps and Rev. Jonathan Crist officiating. Interment followed in the Perot Family Cemetery of Clarks under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

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23
May

Braxton Allen Fussell

Braxton Allen Fussell, age 6, of Georgetown, entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Georgetown. Braxton was a first grader at Georgetown Elementary School. He will be missed by many family members and friends. Services were held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at Georgetown Baptist Church with the Revs. Carl Griffith, Lamar Carpenter and Dennis Brown officiating. Interment followed in Lincecum Cemetery of Georgetown, under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home of Ball. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Donna Allen; grandfather, Dennis Allen; great-grandmother, Peggy Evans; great-grandfather, Louie Lincecum.

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23
May

Ellis Earl Phillips Dollie Mae Phillips

Ellis Earl Phillips, 84, of Olla, departed his loving family on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, to await his beloved wife of 69 years. Dollie Mae Plunkett Phillips, 82, of Olla, met up with her husband on Sunday, May 8, 2016, and they entered eternity together. They were united in marriage in Richland Parish on February 26, 1949, and have four children who loved them very much. Ellis loved talking on shortwave radios, fishing, duck hunting and the collection of many various metals. Dollie loved sewing, collecting pictures of her loving family and spending time with and caring for her husband. She joined her husband on many of his wild adventures. She cherished her children and all of the family. Survivors include their children, Betty Hernandez and husband Jimmy, Annabelle Fishel and husband Gary, all of Yakima, WA, Jimmy Earl Phillips and wife Annie of Grayson, and Linda Nalley and husband Anthony of Mountain Home, AR.

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May

Dona Eloise Smith Cox

Dona Eloise Smith Cox, 79, a longtime resident of Jena, passed from this life suddenly on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. Eloise was born February 1, 1937, in Center, Texas, to the union of her parents, James C. and Mable Mills Smith. She graduated from Center High School, and earned her BBA in 1959 from Stephen F. Austin State University. She was proud of her Shelby County heritage, and always considered Center, Texas, as her “home”. Eloise married the one true love of her life, James Herbert “Jim” Cox, February 26, 1966, while both worked at Phillips Petroleum in Shreveport. They were married 43 years before his death in 2010. Eloise was an active member of Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena. She was involved in many groups including the United Methodist Women.

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23
May

Carl ‘Red’ Posey

Carl Lavern Posey, 86, of Aimwell, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at his residence. He was born August 14, 1929 at Aimwell to the union of his parents, John Dosher and Elzano Ashley Posey. Mr. Posey, known as “Red”, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and worked selling auto parts in various places. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 5 p.m., Friday, May 20, at Urania Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Clay Hutto, Daryl Floyd and Russell Lormand officiating. Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Dosher Posey, Jr. and Charles Allen Posey; and a granddaughter, Tiffany White.

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May

Mae Janette Robertson

Mae Janette Robertson, 67, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at her residence. She was born September 30, 1948 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to the union of her parents, J. V. and Maurice Cheatham Powell. Mrs. Robertson loved her grandchildren and was the backbone of the family and a friend to all. She was referred to as “Me-Me” and the one who kept things going. She was a member of Sunny Side Church in Clayton. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 20, in the Whitehall United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jerry Sharp, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the Tidwell Landing Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Faye Rachel. Survivors include her husband, Huey Ben Robertson, Jr.

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May

Sharon Ann Tarver

Sharon Ann Tarver, 68, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born April 4, 1948 in Jena to the union of her parents, Fred Hamilton and Lois Windham Clark. Sharon was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery of Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Tarver, Sr.; and her parents. Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Overstreet of Sikes; sons, Roy Tarver, Jr. of Madison, AL and John Tarver of Aimwell; brother, Freddie Wayne Clark of Olla; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ethan Tarver, Jason Cole, Buckie Overstreet, Jarrod Tarver, Butch Bustin, Foster Franks, Clint Griggs and Lee Crabtree.

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May

Bobbie Ruth Reid

Bobbie Ruth Reid, 58 of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Jena. She was born Monday, January 6, 1958 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to the union or her parents, Lawrence Overstreet and the late Clara (Yawn) Fagan. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, in the Belah Pentecostal Church with Rev. David Hutchinson officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, John D. Fagan; step-father Jay Fagan; and sister, Alice F. Young. Survivors include her daughters, Candle Carr and husband Kenny and Mary Collins and husband Trent; six grandchildren, Dylan Collins, Matelyn Collins, William Johnson, Kenneth Carr, Jr., Kaliegh Carr, and Kadie Carr; five brothers, Buckie Overstreet and wife Pam, Soloman Overstreet, Dale Overstreet, L. A.

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